Isaiah 1:12

“When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When ye come to appeare before mee, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When you come to appear before Me, Who requires of you this trampling of My courts?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to trample my courts?
- American Standard Version (1901)

At whose request do you come before me, making my house unclean with your feet?
- Basic English Bible

When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this from your hand -- to tread my courts?
- Darby Bible

When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
- Webster's Bible

When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to trample my courts?
- World English Bible

When ye come in to appear before Me, Who hath required this of your hand, To trample My courts?
- Youngs Literal Bible

When ye come to appear before Me, who hath required this at your hand, to trample My courts?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 1:12


1:12 To appear - Upon the three solemn feasts, or upon other occasions. Who required - The thing I commanded, was not only, nor chiefly, that you should offer external sacrifices, but that you should do it with true repentance, with faith in my promises, and sincere resolutions of devoting yourselves to my service.


Discussion for Isaiah 1

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 3:5 TRUST IN THE LORD WITH --ALL THINE HEART--AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING ACTS 24:25 AND AS HE REASONED OF RIGHTEOUSNESS TEMPERANCE AND JUDGEMENT TO COME FELIX TREMBLED AND ANSWERED GO THY WAY FOR THIS TIME WHEN I HAVE A CONVENIENT SEASON I WILL CALL FOR THEE PROVEERBS 12:17 HE THAT SPEAKETH TRUTH SHOWETH FORTH RIGHTEOUSNESSBUT A FALSE WITNESS DECEIT----LOGIC ???
  • A disciple
    Melody; Very good question! Its like how Jesus said in Matthew 5:25, to be in a good mind and agreeable toward your adversary that you not be brought before the Judge. The definition for "reason" is: to think through logically, as a problem; to think or argue in a logical manner; to form conclusions, judgments, or inferences from facts or premises. This is about our acknowledging the truth.
  • Melody williams
    My bible study is doing Isaiah, we answer questions, and I have a question? what does it mean to reason with God?
  • A disciple
    Hi Jim; I once heard, that "Temptations won't cease till we're 15 minutes dead!" The difference that the Father has put between us and those who will not hear Jesus' voice, is the good and honest heart which acknowledges the truth, bows its head and says O Lord, be merciful to me the sinner! Jesus forgives us the sins and sets us free, and gives us grace and His Spirit to be holy and steadfast.
  • Jim
    Did the people ever feel guilt from their sins? I think we all have battled the temptations of sin early in our salvation, til guilt and shame finally overwhelms our lives and existence. The yoke of sin becomes heavy and finally we fall, look up and give it all to the Lord.
    (Matt 11:29) Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
  • Mama
    The people in this passage were playing a game with God. They went through the motions, prayed, and even went to church. God said "I won't hear you." Still, he told them how to change. Learn to do good.

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